Donald Trump’s Twitter Breakdown

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Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump

Donald Trump’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets of Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 600 tweets between October 31 and December 30. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to March 2009.

[tweet 1077549301449060352 align=”center” width=”500″] Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

Donald Trump’s top day to tweet is Friday and his most active hour is 7 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Nov 4, with a total of 31 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump

Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump
Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump

Analyzing all 600 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.38 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (sent Dec 30), we can generate a chart showing his recent tweet frequency.

@realdonaldtrump%27s Tweet Frequency
@realdonaldtrump’s Tweet Frequency

[tweet 1058388700617498625 align=”center” width=”500″] Most retweeted Tweet

Followers and Favorites

Donald Trump follows 45 other users. He . The most retweeted user was @WhiteHouse (8 times).

retweets by @realdonaldtrump
retweets by @realdonaldtrump

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGARally (used 13 times), #MAGA (used nine times) and #FirstStepAct which was detected two times.

@realdonaldtrump%27s hashtag usage
@realdonaldtrump’s hashtag usage

Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions

Here we engage in total speculation about Donald Trump. Because, why not.

  • Both weekdays and weekends are tweet days, @realdonaldtrump is an equal opportunity tweeter.
  • If we assume each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 2 hours, 31 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 10 tweets per day). If we furthermore assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful deliberation about how to phrase it and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time per month spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 12 hours, 36 minutes.
  • We did not detect any cases where a tag was spelled using different casing (Upper and lower case). We tentatively conclude that @realdonaldtrump is very careful when using tags.
  • @realdonaldtrump is on a streak and didn’t miss a single day of tweeting the past 30 days. That’s some serious Twitter Love.

[twitter-timeline username=”realdonaldtrump” width=”700″ height=”800″]

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